AN OPEN LETTER TO THOSE IN MY LIFE
Dear whoever you are,
This letter is to you.
I would like to address all the times you've supported me whether that be with your kind words or with your actions. There is no way that I could ever repay you. Without you, I would not have turned out the way I have. I am a confident, intelligent, and creative young woman with a never-ending support system. I will admit that I had a lot of difficulties during my teenage years but you all stuck through it all with me. Thank you.
To my family:
Mom and dad, thank you for everything you have taught me. You both are the reason why I am who I am today and I can never repay you for that. You have taught me everything that I know and have been more than patient with me through it all. You two have been there when I was at my lowest and although I know you felt like you couldn't do anything or knew what to do for me, just being there was enough. I will never get over how many sacrifices you have made for me, from moving to America so I can have more opportunities to working multiple jobs EACH to make ends meet and make sure that I get everything that I wanted. I am immensely grateful.
To my friends:
Thank you guys for growing with me. Most of my friendships are over 5 years old, so it's safe to say that I'm not great at making new friends, however, I am grateful for maintaining the ones that I do have. You are all so understanding, especially when I have to take some time for myself and cancel on our plans or anything along those lines.
To those who have hurt me:
You have taught my a lot. A lot about the different types of people there are in the world and a lot about myself. I have always been very naive, I always try to see the best in people but sometimes that's just me making excuses and covering for people that don't deserve that at all. You've all (yes, there are many of you out there whether you know it or not) taught me how to process pain and heartbreak. Through that, I've learned what I needed to do in order to be able to move on with my life instead of just compartmentalizing everything. I now know what an unhealthy and toxic relationship and friendships look like. Before, I didn't know that what gas lighting was or what it meant to be emotionally and mentally manipulated and abused but I've come to learn how to practice forgiveness towards those who have hurt me and to myself. I've grown a lot as a person and I guess in a way, I do have you all to thank but still fuck you.
All my love,